Gonococcus, or Neisseria gonorrhea is a bacterium that is localized, in the majority of cases, in the genitals, responsible for a sexually transmitted infection
. This bacterium can be transmitted during sexual relations between humans, and is often located at the end portion of the urethra
, the tube that leads from the bladder to the head of the penis
, generating urethritis
. It is typically called in this case gonorrhea. It may also be responsible for inflammation
of the vagina
in women. Gonorrhea should be treated with antibiotics
and, if necessary, a sample of the discharge from the urethra should be taken to identify it precisely.